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With writing 12 mark essays and 16 mark essays, what is a time guideline/ goal to have in mind? I dont know what he average time should be, and feel like i write for too long resulting in me having less time for other questions further down the paper.

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Hi there,
So I need some advice.
I don't understand how to answer exam questions because I haven't done much and I don't understand really...

I am in year 12
Exam board: AQA

I am most stressed about not knowing the content for the mocks and overall.

What is AO1 in psychology? Examples?
What is AO2? Examples?
What is AO3? Evaluation points? Examples?

How do I structure a 4 mark outline question?
A 6 mark evaluate question?
A 12 mark evaluation question?
A 16 mark evaluation question?

I missed ALL of the attachment topic in college and now I've basically got to learn it ALL in 3 days because I've missed other subject topics and have to start revision on them now it's holidays and the teacher has already started the NEXT topic so I have to revise for that too.

How am I supposed to revise for attachment AND understand everything in 3 days!?

How am I supposed to understand how to answer exam questions!!??

I've been trying to revise non stop and I haven't gotten past the first topic of attachment because it's not sticking inside my head and I'm really stressed out over everything!

I've made detailed notes but they are not sticking inside my head and I keep forgetting everything a while later...

What should I do?

Thank you
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Hi do you possibly have any notes? and how do you summarise the knowledge in your textbooks so you can remember it in the exam thank you I am doing A level and aiming for B/A
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Hi do you possibly have any notes? and how do you summarise the knowledge in your textbooks so you can remember it in the exam thank you I am doing A level and aiming for B/A
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Hi there,
So I need some advice.
I don't understand how to answer exam questions because I haven't done much and I don't understand really...

I am in year 12
Exam board: AQA

I am most stressed about not knowing the content for the mocks and overall.

What is AO1 in psychology? Examples?
What is AO2? Examples?
What is AO3? Evaluation points? Examples?

How do I structure a 4 mark outline question?
A 6 mark evaluate question?
A 12 mark evaluation question?
A 16 mark evaluation question?

I missed ALL of the attachment topic in college and now I've basically got to learn it ALL in 3 days because I've missed other subject topics and have to start revision on them now it's holidays and the teacher has already started the NEXT topic so I have to revise for that too.

How am I supposed to revise for attachment AND understand everything in 3 days!?

How am I supposed to understand how to answer exam questions!!??

I've been trying to revise non stop and I haven't gotten past the first topic of attachment because it's not sticking inside my head and I'm really stressed out over everything!

I've made detailed notes but they are not sticking inside my head and I keep forgetting everything a while later...

What should I do?

Thank you
Hi, despite me also looking for help and am a student I think I'm more than competent to answer some of your questions. For context any examples i give you will be in reference to the attachment topic.

> AO1 refers to the outline section of an answer in the markscheme of any psychology exam question. This means providing the facts of a study or theory, essentially they're testing your memory and want to see if you have the knowledge. An example would be:
'Outline one animal study of attachment.' They can further specifiy what they want you to outline wiht another prompt, like this:'In your answer include what the researchers did and what they found.'

>AO2 is a little less common but refers to the contextualisation section of answers in some exam qeuestions. What do i mean by that? Well, you'll be familiar with the fact that some questions come with a story. This often means that in your answer you must refer to the stem, in order to get marks for the AO2 branch. an example of this type of question:
'2 yr old Ruby has a secure,loving relationship with her mother, but her mother has to go into hospital for a few days to have a minor operation. During this time her mother has made arrangements for Ruby to go and stay with her aunt who sruby has never met before.
What behaviours would we expect from aRuby when she meets her aunt?'

Now granted this also requires some AO1 knowledge, since you neeed to understand what are the typical characteristics of children with Secure attachment with their primary cargeiver and how they will then react in response to strangers etc. BUT this information would have to be introduced with reference to Ruby and the child and the stranger being her aunt.

>AO3 refers to evaluation of a theory or a study. Your are finding advantages and disadvantages and are providing evidence for your point and then commenting on what this means. I have been taught the PEC method (Point, Evidence, Comment) but there are other valid ways to evaluate, i.e. PEE or PEEL. A simple example would be:
'Evaluate Animal research conducted to understand attachment in humans.'

here again you need som AO1 knowldge, i.e. the actual research such as Lorenzs' or Harlow's study on monkeys. But you're mostly going to be evaluating why they are good or bad.

>In regards to structuring essays, there's too much for me to go into detail right now and here, if youd like more info, pm me on skype (dr.yme2day) BUT as a heads up you dont need any 16 markers in the first year so dont worry about them the hgihest marked question youll encounter would be a 12 marker.

>In regards to revision, there is no quick method. You simplyneed to memorise the information i.e. theory and studies supporting them. Then do practise questions. Understanding the content will help solidification of the knowledge and so if you have any difficulty with that, pm me and id be more than happy tog et back to you wiht an explanatin when ive revised the topic myself.

>I plan on doing the whole attachment topic in 3-4 days max, starting from tomoorw with about 5 hours of studying a day. I think i can o it becuase i've already studied the topic last year so i understand the key concepts the difficult part is simply trying to memorise the content and then i can test my knowledge with exam questions.

>I hope this helps, good luck with your studies
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Hi, despite me also looking for help and am a student I think I'm more than competent to answer some of your questions. For context any examples i give you will be in reference to the attachment topic.

> AO1 refers to the outline section of an answer in the markscheme of any psychology exam question. This means providing the facts of a study or theory, essentially they're testing your memory and want to see if you have the knowledge. An example would be:
'Outline one animal study of attachment.' They can further specifiy what they want you to outline wiht another prompt, like this:'In your answer include what the researchers did and what they found.'

>AO2 is a little less common but refers to the contextualisation section of answers in some exam qeuestions. What do i mean by that? Well, you'll be familiar with the fact that some questions come with a story. This often means that in your answer you must refer to the stem, in order to get marks for the AO2 branch. an example of this type of question:
'2 yr old Ruby has a secure,loving relationship with her mother, but her mother has to go into hospital for a few days to have a minor operation. During this time her mother has made arrangements for Ruby to go and stay with her aunt who sruby has never met before.
What behaviours would we expect from aRuby when she meets her aunt?'

Now granted this also requires some AO1 knowledge, since you neeed to understand what are the typical characteristics of children with Secure attachment with their primary cargeiver and how they will then react in response to strangers etc. BUT this information would have to be introduced with reference to Ruby and the child and the stranger being her aunt.

>AO3 refers to evaluation of a theory or a study. Your are finding advantages and disadvantages and are providing evidence for your point and then commenting on what this means. I have been taught the PEC method (Point, Evidence, Comment) but there are other valid ways to evaluate, i.e. PEE or PEEL. A simple example would be:
'Evaluate Animal research conducted to understand attachment in humans.'

here again you need som AO1 knowldge, i.e. the actual research such as Lorenzs' or Harlow's study on monkeys. But you're mostly going to be evaluating why they are good or bad.

>In regards to structuring essays, there's too much for me to go into detail right now and here, if youd like more info, pm me on skype (dr.yme2day) BUT as a heads up you dont need any 16 markers in the first year so dont worry about them the hgihest marked question youll encounter would be a 12 marker.

>In regards to revision, there is no quick method. You simplyneed to memorise the information i.e. theory and studies supporting them. Then do practise questions. Understanding the content will help solidification of the knowledge and so if you have any difficulty with that, pm me and id be more than happy tog et back to you wiht an explanatin when ive revised the topic myself.

>I plan on doing the whole attachment topic in 3-4 days max, starting from tomoorw with about 5 hours of studying a day. I think i can o it becuase i've already studied the topic last year so i understand the key concepts the difficult part is simply trying to memorise the content and then i can test my knowledge with exam questions.

>I hope this helps, good luck with your studies
Thank you so very much for replying! All of that was ever so helpful. I will PM you now:-)
Thanks!
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With writing 12 mark essays and 16 mark essays, what is a time guideline/ goal to have in mind? I dont know what he average time should be, and feel like i write for too long resulting in me having less time for other questions further down the paper.

Thanks for your help
Personally, i was taught to spend around 20 minutes on a 16 marker and around 15 minutes on a 12. However, this is only a rough guideline and i often find myself spending more/ less time than the guideline depending on the question.
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Hi do you possibly have any notes? and how do you summarise the knowledge in your textbooks so you can remember it in the exam thank you I am doing A level and aiming for B/A
Unfortunately all my notes are hand written at the moment so i can't send them. In order to get the top grades, A's and B', you are most likely going to have to write out all of the possible 16 mark essay plans or at least plan them in a way that suits you (E.g. mindmaps, box plans). It may seem daunting knowing that you will have to plan all of these essays but it will mean that you will be prepared for all types of questions that could be asked. For example, a planned 16 mark essay regarding the working memory model will allow you to plan for all possible questions, regardless of how many marks they are worth (1/2/4/6/8/12/16). Of course this is providing that you know how much of a 16 mark essay to include for a 12 and 8 marker for example. This will then mean all you will have to revise are the planned 16 markers. Hope this helps
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Hi mate, I'm wondering how you answer the 'Plan a study' essay question, what do I have to include, how should I format it it etc.

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